Search Results: "Ron Mazellan"


BOOK REVIEW

IRENA'S JARS OF SECRETS by Marcia Vaughan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Powerful. (afterword, glossary, sources) (Informational picture book. 9-12)"
Irena Sendler is enshrined at Yad Vashem as "righteous among nations" for her courage in rescuing Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LONGEST SEASON by Jr. Ripken
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"This one is a winner. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Cal Ripken, Jr. set many records in his baseball career, including one that had been said to be unbreakable: Lou Gehrig's record of 2,130 consecutive games; Ripken played a remarkable 2,632 consecutive games. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HARMONICA by Tony Johnston
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Visually effective and grim. (author's note) (Picture book. 8+)"
This dark piece is based on a Holocaust survivor's experience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2012

"Illuminating, if sometimes a chore to read, and a welcome aid to understanding the evolution of Paul's offbeat ideas."
A breezy and generally admiring though not hagiographic look at the quixotic fixture at the far-right extreme of the last couple of presidential elections. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF RON BROWN by Tracey L. Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 1998

"There is no pretense that the agenda here is anything other than paying tribute, and given this candor, the book has an innocent quality that is charmingly sweet as well as irritatingly naive. (b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Heart-warming rather than hard-hitting, this loving biography is by a self-proclaimed ``daddy's girl.'' Writing in the first person, the author refers to the late secretary of commerce as ``Dad'' throughout, and the volume is more family history than chronicle of a public servant's career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RODEO RON AND HIS MILKSHAKE COWS by Rowan Clifford
ANIMALS
Released: May 24, 2005

"Though driven less by a nutritional agenda than by the pleasures of bright colors and cavorting cattle, there is a point, of sorts, here, painlessly presented. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Clifford crafts a Wild West burpfest for his first solo outing, pitting well-established soda-fountain kings Frothy and Fruity in a shake-off against newly arrived, Stetson-topped milk-bar impresario Rodeo Ron and his corps of bovine dispensers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CATS GOT TALENT by Ron Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Despite light touches, the cavalier abandonment of the cats, the satiric spoofing of the cats' ambitions and their naïve satisfaction with their 'success' create a disappointingly mean-spirited tone overall. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Three stray cats, formerly pets, try to strike it big in showbiz. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Attractively designed and handsomely illustrated, this informative text introduces teens to many intriguing angles on a high-interest topic that should inspire many to further explore the subject. (chronology, glossary, bibliography, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Will the world end in a bang or a whimper? Unless pre-empted by human-induced disaster or one of many scientifically possible catastrophic scenarios, life on Earth will end a billion years from now in a sizzle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Back to Greenville by Ronald M Cerruti
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Nature lovers will get a vicarious thrill from these engrossing tales of outdoor escapades."
A lifelong fan of nature fondly chronicles his time as a seasonal forester. Read full book review >